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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.

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"Children with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed as early as they could be. Learn the signs of autism and get help if you’re concerned."

COMMUNITY REPORT

The Community Report is an important resource—it highlights the ADDM Network’s data in a way that is useful for stakeholders living in communities across the United States.

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DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. CDC has checklists to help parents and others track a child’s development.

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STUDY TO EXPLORE EARLY DEVELOMENT

SEED is currently the largest study in the United States to help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

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